Main: (Crambidae / Spilomelinae)
63.054 [B&F: 1409a] Box-tree Moth (Cydalima perspectalis) (Walker, 1859)

 

Notes:

A native to Asia, and after an initial finding in Germany in 2007, it has been found elsewhere in Europe, thought that the species was originally introduced with imports from China. Since the first finding, larvae have been found in more locations across Germany, sometimes causing severe defoliation as they feed on box (Buxus sp.). By 2008, C. perspectalis had been reported from five countries in Western Europe. In England, it was first recorded in 2008, when adult moths were caught in light traps at Icklesham, East Sussex, and Weybridge, Surrey. In 2009 a nursery in Surrey found perspectalis larvae causing severe damage.

In 2013, a large infestation was discovered at Longstock Nursery in central Hampshire, from which a number of adults were bred. In the same year, a few individuals were caught in the wild, provenance unknown, and it was new for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in the same year. Wingspan 38-42 mm. Somewhat variable, but typical form unmistakable. Larva feeds on Box, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas, and may become a horticultural pest in the UK.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Portsmouth11110/10/2017Adult
Ventnor10127/07/2013Adult
Chandlers Ford11125/10/2013Adult
Hurn11131/10/2017Adult
Locks Heath11324/09/2017Adult
Alton12114/10/2017Adult
Alton12118/10/2017Adult
Alton12110/10/2017Adult
Chandler's Ford11103/10/2013Adult
Browndown11126/09/2017Adult
Chilbolton12124/09/2017Adult
Chilbolton12118/10/2017Adult
Fareham11114/10/2017Adult
Headley12117/07/2017Adult
Headley12113/10/2017Adult
Hillier Arboretum11104/08/2016Adult
Shanklin10120/09/2016Adult
Leckford12123/10/2017Adult
Leckford12208/10/2013Adult
Milford on Sea11104/09/2017Adult
Leckford12130/09/2013Adult
Leckford12005/09/2013Larval
Leckford12031/08/2013Larval
Leckford12124/07/2016Adult
Leckford12127/07/2015Adult
Totland10121/09/2016Adult
Sandy Point11104/10/2013Adult
Alton12114/10/2017Adult
Winton11115/07/2017Adult
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